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  • U2 announce tour dates

    Rock giants U2 are to play a string of UK dates as they announced a world tour today − their first major series of indoor shows for a decade. Unveiling their plans, they also said they were preparing performances in their home city of Dublin in...

  • Cute,whacky and hilarious

    Cute,whacky and hilarious

    Penguins of Madagascar (2014)Certified: UDuration: 92 minutesDirected by: Simon J. Smith, Eric DarnellVoices of: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter...

  • Audrey Hepburn’s life and career on display

    Audrey Hepburn’s life and career on display

    Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn is returning to the National Portrait gallery 65 years after she performed in a nightclub on the site. An exhibition about her life and career will open at the central London gallery from July 2015 and include family...

  • Six designs make Helsinki Guggenheim shortlist

    An international jury revealed six shortlisted designs for a Guggenheim art museum in Helsinki, despite political uncertainty over its affordability. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which has hugely popular and architecturally innovative...

  • Reimagining classic fairy tales, creating myths

    Reimagining classic fairy tales, creating myths

    TheatreRondinella;Il-MudlaminSt James’ Cavalier, Castille Vaults What fascinates children is the concept of the unknown along with the idea of the potential possibility of the impossible – when fantasy might just become reality. While accompanying...

  • Dealing with more horrible bosses

    Dealing with more horrible bosses

    Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 108 minutesDirected by: Sean AndersStarring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Banks, Lindsay SloaneKRS...

  • ­­­­Return to Nativity

    ­­­­Return to Nativity

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! (2014)Certified: UDuration: 109 minutesDirected by: Debbie IsittStarring: Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton, Catherine Tate, Celia Imrie, Jason Watkins, Stewart Wright, Adam GarciaKRS Releasing Ltd The Nativity...

  • Downton Abbey kiss for Clooney

    Downton Abbey kiss for Clooney

    George Clooney swaps Hollywood for Highclere Castle as he is seen for the first time on the set of Downton Abbey, alongside co-star Hugh Bonneville. Recently-married Clooney has filmed a special spin-off sketch for the hit period drama for ITV’s...

  • Madonna poses topless in US mag

    Madonna poses topless in US mag

    Pop icon Madonna has proved that she can continue to shock by posing topless at 56. The multi-millionaire Like A Virgin star, whose career spans four decades, posed for a series of provocative shots for US magazine Interview. They included a...

  • Take That knock charity Ebola single off top of British charts

    Take That knock charity Ebola single off top of British charts

    British pop veterans Take That scored their first chart-topping single for six years on Sunday, beating Do They Know it’s Christmas?, a song intended to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, into second place. The UK’s Official...

  • Lionel Richie to play Glastonbury

    Lionel Richie has been confirmed to play at Glastonbury next summer. The former Commodores star, whose hits include All Night Long and Hello, is the first artist confirmed for the 2015 music extravaganza. It will be his debut UK festival...

  • Not all culture is creative

    Not all culture is creative

    Ramona Depares interviews Toni Sant, the recently-appointed artistic director of St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, about the road ahead. His appointment as the first artistic director at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity is one of the...

  • Lepzig String Quartet returns

    Lepzig String Quartet returns

    The Leipzig Quartet is back for the second two recitals in the series of concerts featuring Beethoven’s string quartets. Founded in 1988, the quartet is now widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting string quartets on the international chamber...

  • Rocking hard at Hard Rock

    Rocking hard at Hard Rock

    Today week, Hard Rock Malta is celebrating 14 years in operation with an evening dedicated to alternative rock. Ramona Depares catches up with Fuzzhoneys and nosnow/noalps, the two bands that will keep everyone rocking next Sunday. Fuzzhoneys Who...

  • Music as a social commentary

    Music as a social commentary

    For Strings Inn (Herman Spiteri on vocals and guitars, Ryan Abela on drums, Kim Farrugia on guitar and Aaron Dimech on bass)are back with a new album, Feathers and Stones. What has the band been doing since we heard you guys last? Herman Spiteri:...

  • In search of something lost

    In search of something lost

    The Kantilena document represents the earliest attempt to establish Maltese as a proper language and dates back to around 1450. Although the document is over 500 years old, it was only discovered as recently as 1966, by Godfrey Wettinger and Fr...

  • The power of metal

    The power of metal

    Power Metal is far from enjoying its heyday, at least here in Malta. In the late 1990s and early noughties, a slew of power metal acts did indeed hold regularly well-attended events. However, styles adapted, genres changed and a number of local...

  • The legacy of the artists

    The legacy of the artists

    This year’s APS bank exhibition is the first of three successive showcases of families of artists. The 2014 artists are from the Camilleri and the Micallef-Grimaud families, namely Antoine Camilleri (1922-2005) and his son Antoine Paul and Aldo...

  • The artist in search of something

    The artist in search of something

    Whoever follows the artistic journey of Ray Piscopo will eventually notice that, under the new forms apparently defying any classification and beyond the appearance of figures of diverse nature, there is always the artist in search of...

  • Teenagers through a digital lens

    Teenagers through a digital lens

    The ŻiguŻajg children’s festival is now firmly entrenched in the cultural calendar of these islands. Not only does it feature a week-long programme of events specifically aimed at a young audience but it also churns out some of the most exciting...

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